Melasma is a benign complaint that affects the skin and appears as hyperpigmentation (brown marks), usually on the face, neck and decolletage.
These marks always appear after sun exposure, regardless of its intensity, but their appearance is promoted by various factors:
It is because this hyperpigmentation primarily affects pregnant women that we refer to it as pregnancy mask, even if the person suffering from this complaint has never been pregnant.
Treating melasma is particularly difficult because there is a non-negligible risk of it recurring, even if the patient respects the following strict recommendations:
These recommendations allow us to reduce the risk of the melasma coming back because they “calm” the melanocytes at the skin’s surface (the cells responsible for skin pigmentation).
In parallel, in aesthetic medicine, there is a protocol using depigmenting peels that allows us to lighten, even erase, hyperpigmentation in some cases:
The fee charged for this treatment starts at 250 euros per session, excluding any prescribed skin preparations and sun protection.